September 28th, 2016

Solihull says thanks to armed forces

Updated: 11:16 am, Jun 26, 2015

MILITARY men and women were paid tribute in Solihull this week as the borough marked Armed Services Day.

Dignitaries gathered at the Solihull Royal British Legion to pay their respects and watch Solihull Mayor Glenis Slater, club chairman Jeff Stocks and branch chairman Ken Russell raise the flag in tribute.

Among those attending were members of the Royal British Legion and branches of the Armed Forces.

Armed Forces Day raises awareness of the contribution made by the country’s servicemen and women who serve the country in the Army, Navy and Air Force and show support for the men and women in the Armed Forces community.

Mayor Slater said: “I am incredibly proud to raise this flag on behalf of the residents of Solihull to show our enduring support for and appreciation of the men and women who serve in the armed forces.”

Ken Russell, Branch Chairman of the Solihull Royal British Legion added: “The Royal British Legion feels honoured to have this opportunity to show our support for our gallant forces personnel who put their lives on the line for their country. This is just a small token of our appreciation.”

For more information about Armed Forces Day visit: www.armedforcesday.org.uk

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